PRONI Depositors Day 2019 for ethnic minority- 25th July at 5:30pm at PRONI (2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast)

Depositors Day 2019 – NICRE

To whom it may concern

Information Session at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) – Thursday 25th July 2019

I would like to invite you to an information session and meeting in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) on Thursday 25th July from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

PRONI is the official archive for Northern Ireland and holds over 3 million records. Our records come from ‘official sources’ such as government departments, non-departmental public organisations and local administration. They also come from a range of private sources such individuals and families, churches, businesses and charitable organisations. Privately deposited records vary in terms of their make-up and include letters, diaries, photographs, maps, plans, drawings, minutes, accounts. Such material documents community memory, complements records from official sources and provides an insight into life in Northern Ireland.

We are very aware that records documenting the experiences of individuals from ethnic minority groups are under-represented in our archive. We are in discussion with the Board of the Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality (NICRE) to explore how we might encourage individuals and organisations to deposit records with us so that we can address this imbalance.

The itinerary for the evening is detailed below:

5:30pm ‘Welcome’ from Wesley Geddis, Deputy Head of Records Management Cataloguing and Access, PRONI
5:35pm ‘Depositing Records in PRONI’, Lorraine Bourke, Head of Private Records, PRONI
6:00pm Tour of PRONI (the public search room and reading room and document stores).
6:30pm Tea / coffee. Round table discussion and action plan.

If you are able to join us on the 25th of July, please contact me (Tel 028 9053 4931 / email by Tuesday 23rd of July.

Yours sincerely

Private Records
Records Management, Cataloguing and Access
Tel: 028 9053 4931 / email: